Published July 24, 2015
Last night was one for the record books.
Last night was special.
Last night we honored Springfield business.
Last night we saw Johnny Morris tear up at the microphone.
Last night Springfield Business Journal celebrated 35 years and counting.
If you missed last night’s Economic Impact Awards, you missed one helluva party. Continue reading ‘EIA: A night to remember’
The year was 1980. American athletes missed the summer Olympics in the Soviet Union. The Iran hostage crisis was regularly featured in the nightly news – on three network channels – and classics such as “Caddyshack” and “The Empire Strikes Back” were on the big screen. Continue reading ‘A look back at Year One’
Published July 23, 2015
There stood Johnny Morris shoulder to shoulder with Bass Pro Shops’ flagship store manager Mickey Black. On the store’s centerpiece staircase, they were reviewing a Fourth of July message going out to customers two days before America’s annual independence celebration. Swarms of people passed by and circled around, maybe even brushed against Morris, the man whose visions over four decades created today’s atmosphere.
Continue reading ‘The Johnny Morris EIA Interview’
Published June 19, 2015
Someone has an idea for the next big something, but they don’t have the money to invest into the project to make it possible. Where do they turn? Continue reading ‘Need funding? Join the crowd’
Published June 5, 2015
The concept of the Day in the Life series is to take readers behind the scenes. This year, Springfield Business Journal photographer Wes Hamilton added another dimension to the coverage.
Continue reading ‘A Day in the Life in Video’
I can’t say I knew what to expect for my first Day in the Life feature at Springfield Business Journal, although the concept seemed pretty straightforward: spend a day with real estate agent and Branson Mayor Karen Best. I had interviewed a few mayors before, but hadn’t really “shadowed” anyone since my junior year of high school. Maybe not knowing what to expect was, pardon the pun, best. Continue reading ‘My Day with the Mayor’